Dec 26, 2012 4:30am PST
evening. lawmakers have less than a week to come to an agreement on how to avert tax increases set to go into effect in january. . >> in new york police have found a bed in the burned out home of the man who killed two firefighters monday. the victim is believed to be the gunman's 67-year-old sister. a vigil was held monday night for the firefighters. two other firefighters in the hospital. police say ex-convict william spengler armed himself with three weapons and set his house on fire to lure first responders into a trap he kill himself. police say he left a rambling three page note saying he wanted to burn down the neighborhood and kill as many people as possible. he did not give a motive >> the world'sdhfhñ longest high speed rail line is up and running in china. the first bullet train left beijing this morning. the line connects the capital city with the commercial southern hub. the rail line is designed for top speeds of over 200 miles an hour. what used to take 22 hours will now take eight. >>> coming up, another holiday begins today where you can take part in the bay area'
Dec 27, 2012 4:30am PST
budget cuts and tax increases kick in january 1st. >>> new senator representing hawaii will arrive on capitol hill today. lt. governor will fill the seat left vacant by the death of senator daniel inouye. he was chosen from a list of three yesterday. the 40-year-old has served as state lawmaker and chairman of the hawaii democratic party. he will serve until an election in 2014. >>> lance armstrong has until today to appeal the ban imposed on him. he lost his seven titles december 6th, when the international cycling<ç÷%Ñ union banned him from the sport for life. penalties came after the united states anti-doping agency hit him with similar sanctions for using banned substances. armstrong did not appeal. it appears he won't challenge this latest ban. >>> gun buy-back in los angeles is being called a huge success. you can see why. cars wrapped around several blocks as people waited in turn to turn in their firearms. guns for groceries is normally in the spring but the mayor moved it up to take advantage of the outrage against the connecticut school shooting. guns were exchanged for a
Dec 31, 2012 4:30am PST
midnight toe without a deal tanks are set to go up for -- midnight tonight. without a deal taxes are set to go up for everybody. >> reporter: they will meet again i the tension is growing here in washington after the weekend talks failed to lead to a deal, if there is no breakthrough today, the country will go over the cliff. talks continue, this morning still no deal. >> further announcements perhaps at 11:00 in the morning, i hope so. >> reporter: republicans and democrats negotiated all weekend with the hope of passing legislation that would protect most from a massive tax hike set to kick in tonight midnight. >> the president: our top priority has to be to make sure that taxes on middle class families do not go up. >> reporter: there was optimism about a deal over the weekend when the republican leader in the senate, mcconnell made offer that ended when majority leader harry reid said he could not present a counter proposal. mcconnell called for help. >> i placed a call to the vice president to see if he could jumpstart the negotiations on his side. i want everyone to know i'm willin
Dec 28, 2012 4:30am PST
district decided to close the stations after voters rejected a temporary parcel tax in november. closures affect stations in clayton, lafayette, martinez and walnut creek. the meetings will start january 7th, in lafayette, a week before the first closures take effect. 24 other stations will remain open. >>> this morning a san jose high school band will rehearse one final time before heading to southern california this afternoon to perform in the tournament of roses parade. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> san jose's valley christian high is not only marching in the parade but the first band to team up with performers from another nation, high school in beijing, before yesterday the only time the two groups met face-to-face was on a visit to china that valley christian made in april. the school provided this video the two bands have been practicing for more than a year. while language is a barrier, music is the common denominator. >> very excited about the opportunity, the challenge is the limited rehearsal time that's what we are doing. >> you can watch the valley christian-beijing fusion ban